Several years ago, my wife and I moved from the Tucson Mountain Park area to midtown so we could use our car less and our bikes more.
In our old house, the nearest grocery store was 6 miles and several large hills away. Now we’ve got a Trader Joe’s down the street.
We’ve been thrilled with our decision to move to midtown, but I must admit now that I have been riding mountain bikes, I miss our old place that had a trail from our backyard into Tucson Mountain Park.
It’s not enough to want to move back into our old house, but it would be pretty convenient now.
I lamented to a friend about the lack of trails near our new house. He told me there was an urban trail fairly close. After a post on TucsonMTB.com I got a tip about the Urban Assault Trail.
Apparently many people ride a loop though the Via Entrada neighborhood across Skyline Drive and down the actual trail, which cuts between neighborhoods near Alvernon Road. Check the map of the loop here.
Check out the video of the the trail heading from Skyline Drive to River Road.